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Estia - Philadelphia

4.8
4.8
7714 Reviews
$50 and over
Greek
The stunning restaurant, which is first of its kind in Philadelphia, will transport guests to the Greek Islands with an atmosphere reminiscent of an inviting Mediterranean home & a menu of authentic specialties, simply prepared, that represent the best of Greek cuisine. The restaurant specializes in whole grilled fish which are flown in from the Greek Islands, the shores of Morocco, Tunisia, & Portugal. Guests are able to choose from Estia’s expansive display & watch chefs cook their fish to perfection over a charcoal grill in the sparkling open kitchen.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 81 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 735-7700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    Visit our website for Catering Options.

  • Private party facilities

    Multiple private dining rooms are available. We can host groups from 6-180 guests in a private setting. Please email events@estiarestaurant.com

  • Private party contact

    Anastasia Pashalis & Amanda Grasso: (215) 735-7700

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Cross street

    On Locust between 15th and Broad

  • Parking details

    The closest parking is available at the Park Hyatt at the Bellevue for a daily/hourly fee based on their fee schedule. The least expensive parking is available at Latimer Garage at 1510 Latimer St.

  • Public transit

    SEPTA (Broad St Line @Locust St)PATCO (Speedline, 15th and Locust)

  • Entertainment

    Estia features live music every Friday and Saturday night starting at 6pm.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. m

    miamigman40

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Well we’ll well… What a extraordinary experience dining at Estia last night. Greek cuisine and service were impeccable. The ambiance is very cozy shedding rustic elegance with stone arches, earthy tiles and old world wooden furniture. One may think your inside a cave restaurant on the Med with enough wine and imagination. In reality this gemstone is across the street from the Kimmel music and arts center, so a dynamite choice for a pre theatre dinner. They offer a 3 course pre theatre menu loaded with a cornucopia of dazzling options for $40 bucks. Wowzers that’s incredibly impressive since your sitting in downtown Philly. The regular menu is a vast ocean of grilled meats, veggies and seafood with authentic Greek selections that entices you to order one of everything. The grilled octopus was the best we have ever had anyplace in the world. The Baklava and Spanakopita were both decadent and executed with panache. Give Estia a shot if your ever craving a trip to Greece and want to save on airfare. #ChefMurph #Killerfoodies
  2. S

    Saki

    New York Area

    80 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    80 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I ordered the pre-theatre dinner. For a $5 supplement, I started with the Horiatiki salad. I was excellent. But my main course, lamb shank off the bone was overcooked and dried out as well as over salted. The speed of service, while great if one is in a rush for the theatre, is otherwise conducive to indigestion.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bday celebration
  4. P

    Phillydinerbri

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time at Estia…lamb chops and prawns are a must!!! Can’t wait to go back…
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were outstanding
  7. e

    edwardf

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner, great food and service. Thank you Monica
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pre-theatre dinner during restaurant week. Busy night but never felt rushed. Service was great and food was phenomenal!
  9. LR

    LydiaR

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything about our meal was enjoyable and satisfying. We arrived early for our reservation so we had a leisurely meal which added to the experience. Estia is a favorite restaurant for a pre-concert meal.
  10. TB

    TinaB

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and so was our waitress! We will defintely be back again!
  11. k

    kingme

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, wonderful ambiance, terrific service as always!
  12. l

    lynd

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had another delicious pre-theater dinner there last night. Always a wonderful experience.
  13. DD

    DinerDude

    New York Area

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at Estia. The food and service were outstanding. Great cocktails too. We will definitely return.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place to host small dinner parties and great food
  15. D

    Disappointed

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    Have been to this Estia many times and can confidently say I’ve never had a bad meal. Was very disappointed to be seated in an almost empty restaurant next to a table with a couple. A couple who audibly argued the entire time. It was uncomfortable. Service lacked luster.
  16. D

    Debra

    Philadelphia

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had a lovely anniversary dinner!
  17. S

    Slice

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A favorite restaurant for a wonderful dining experience
  18. R

    Raven

    Philadelphia

    82 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Estia is one of the adult restaurants in town. Romantic. Excellent food. Expensive. A good way to save some money is to share the ample portions.
  19. OC

    OakCove

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Our co-Ed book club of 8 visited Philadelphia for the weekend. An excellent dinner at Estia was a highlight. From the entertaining Greek waiter, to the delicious Greek and American food. Everything was excellent. The restaurant has a ton of character, beautiful open kitchen and lots of fun energy. Can’t wait to return.
  20. ME

    MEW2961

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and attentive service
  21. LK

    LisaK

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal last night at Estia. Our waiter was fantastic and the food yummy. Highly recommend !
  22. JM

    JuliaM

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Estia is consistently excellent! Always a special meal.
  23. EG

    EllenG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding pre theater meal. We were wowed with every bite and they had us wrapped up and ready to go for our theater time across the street at The Academy of Music! Perfect night!
  24. VC

    VictoriaC

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shared a plate of the Estia Chips between 4 people - was definitely enough. I had the salmon tartare and a side of orzo with yogurt and carmelized onions - both were wonderful. The cocktails were also great.
  25. KD

    KerriD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing food, ambience, and drinks. The staff was so attentive and the atmosphere felt like you were swept away.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Will absolutely return! Everything was delicious from start to finish and service was awesome. Loved it!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    212 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    212 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great place before a concert or a show. The food was great and the service personable and helpful. I am always amazed how it is still easy to have a conversation despite many dinners around you - acoustics are great.
  28. NM

    NorbertM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal - delicious greek food
  29. CM

    CambridgeMilly

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Lamb chops were pricey and NOT very tender. Poor value for lamb chops
  30. m

    meatatarian

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great, authentic healthy meal with exceptional service!
  31. p

    phillyfoody

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Estia, one of our favorites. Pre-show, nice dinner for 2, celebrate something special, nice bar scene, great staff, Go and Enjoy.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect for dinner before the theatre. Speedy service. The food was delicious
  33. r

    robin

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great pre theatre menu and gets you on time to the show!
  34. TQ

    TheQuietMan

    Philadelphia

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very nice time at Estia. We all (4 of us) ordered the pris fixed theater dinner (3 courses for $40). The portions were likely smaller, but it was fine for us. Food was delicious, server was attentive. When we first arrived (6:30) it was somewhat crowded and loud, but things settled down by 7 pm. A good time, for sure.
  35. ME

    MitchellE

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and the theater prix fixe is the best deal in town!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Phil our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and made great recommendations. We had Estia chips as an appetizer, delicious and unique. We had six oysters as well. My husband had a white fish and I had the lamb chops overall very delicious and great service would highly recommend.
  37. N

    Nottocook

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    It was New Year’s Eve. Very festive, and lots of fun. The food exceeded our expectations because it was NYE. We will go back again.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Estia Chips were a pile of grease. Main course fish was overcooked
  39. F

    Fresser

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great way to start the New Year! We began by sharing a large and fresh Greek salad and dips with pita (eggplant, tzatziki, and roasted red pepper), all of which the four of us enjoyed and were more than enough for our appetizer course. Both salmon and swordfish entrees were tender and tasty, and the sides were equally well prepared and delicious. A highlight was the cheesecake: light, creamy, and not too sweet - perhaps the best I've ever tasted. Highly recommend this restaurant if you're looking for a special occasion experience.
  40. L

    Ladiesnightout

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We shared a selection of appetizers. All were amazing and plenty as a complete meal. Highly recommend, convenient location for pre concert or theater.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Estia - Philadelphia does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Estia - Philadelphia also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 735-7700.

Estia - Philadelphia is rated 4.8 stars by 7714 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 81 times today
Google Map for Estia - Philadelphia

1405 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Additional information

  • Cross street

    On Locust between 15th and Broad

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    The closest parking is available at the Park Hyatt at the Bellevue for a daily/hourly fee based on their fee schedule. The least expensive parking is available at Latimer Garage at 1510 Latimer St.

  • Public transit

    SEPTA (Broad St Line @Locust St)PATCO (Speedline, 15th and Locust)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Estia features live music every Friday and Saturday night starting at 6pm.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 735-7700

  • Catering

    Visit our website for Catering Options.

  • Private party facilities

    Multiple private dining rooms are available. We can host groups from 6-180 guests in a private setting. Please email events@estiarestaurant.com

  • Private party contact

    Anastasia Pashalis & Amanda Grasso: (215) 735-7700

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